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Filmfestivals.com will be covering AFM 2019  running November 6 - November 13, 2019  SANTA MONICA

Every Fall, the Global Film Industry Converges in Santa Monica: Filmmakers, producers, directors and writers from around the world come to AFM to gain exposure, discover new projects and make deals. The American Film Market & Conferences is the largest motion picture trade fair in the world. 

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AFM kicked off with 77 New Exhibitors & Buyers from 70 countries. AFM Light my fire, The ceremony is about to begin...

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The 40th American Film Market® (AFM®) will open its doors tomorrow, November 6.  An estimated 7,000 attendees, including finance, production, sales and distribution executives will be in attendance for screenings, meetings, networking, and panels, and to solidify deals on both completed films and thousands of projects destined to reach the audiences around the world.

 

The AFM welcomes 375 exhibiting companies, including 77 new exhibitors from 22 countries, who combined are representing thousands of films and projects in every stage of production.  The United States will have the biggest exhibitor presence with 160, followed by the United Kingdom (31), France (26), Russia (19) South Korea (17), Germany (12), Italy (8), Romania (8), and Thailand (8). 

 

The world’s leading buyers will also be in attendance with companies from more than 70 countries confirmed to date, the largest number coming from the United States, followed by Japan, South Korea, Germany, the United Kingdom, Spain, and China.  Buyers from the world’s leading digital platforms are also confirmed. 

AFM continues its programming expansion this year with the addition of dedicated AVOD, Television, and XR conversations on its main stage at the Fairmont Hotel.  Over six days and 52 sessions, the topics, opportunities, and practical information most relevant to global filmmakers will be presented across three stages providing attendees the chance to hear from more than 150 thought leaders, decision makers and experts. 
 
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A graduate of USC Business School, Jonathan Wolf has held an illustrious career in finance and business within the film industry. He joined IFTA in 1993 as Senior Vice President of Business and has been Managing Director of the AFM since 1998.Bruno Chatelin met with Jonathan Wolf at the Loews during the 2018 AFM to get his opinion on the climate of the current marketplace. Here is what he had to say. What kind of advice can you give first timers, and why and how should they come to the AFM...  Email us 
FILMFESTIVALS.COM COVERS THE MARKET with newsletters and dailies by Vanesa McMahon, Bruno Chatelin and Guy Kennedy... 

EUROPE! Cocktail at the AFM on Day 1

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Jérôme Paillard and Eric Garandeau, Simone Baumann German Films Managing Director   ...
 
 

PRODUCING IN RUSSIA Navigating International Co-Productions from IP to Delivery

 
Presented by ROSKINO in association with Producers Without Borders Sunday, November 10     |     12:00pm – 1:30pm     |    Venice Stage, Loews Hotel As the Russian film and television market matures providing audiences with multiple platforms to consume content, how do local producers pitch their IP’s to international co-producers to develop Russian (or old Soviet content) for i...
 

AFM Day 1 | Photos, Quotes & Highlights BRON Studios Open’s AFM Finance Conference, Friday, November 8

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Picture above:  L to R: Studio 8’s Founder and CEO Jeff Robinov, HYPNOTIC writer/director Robert Rodriguez, Solstice Studios’ President and CEO Mark Gill, Solstice Studios’ Head of Acquisitions and International Crystal Bourbeau.     Followed by Millennium Media’s Jeffrey Greenstein and Alan Siegel Friday morning, the American Film Market will kick off its Conferences with Finance Conference I: The Future of Film conversation with BRON Studios execut...
 
 

Guy Pearce To Headline Exorcism Movie “The Seventh Day” - Voltage Pictures Handling at AFM 2019

 
Guy Pearce (MEMENTO, THE ROVER) is set to star in FANGORIA’s new horror movie THE SEVENTH DAY which is pitched as TRAINING DAY meets THE EXORCIST and will begin production in January 2020. Voltage Pictures is handling international sales at this year’s ongoing American Film Market in Santa Monica.   Justin P. Lange will direct his own script, in which a renowned exorcist teams up with a rookie priest for his first day of training. As they plunge deeper into hell on earth, the ...
 
 

Ben Affleck to star in Robert Rodriguez’s thriller Hypnotic, for Solstice Studios and Studio 8

 
 First Green Lit Picture Under Studio 8 and Solstice Strategic Partnership   Academy Award® winner Ben Affleck will star in Robert Rodriguez’s mind-bending action thriller Hypnotic. Production is scheduled to start in April. This is the first green lit film under the Studio 8 and Solstice Studios strategic partnership.    Hypnotic is an action thriller directed by Robert Rodriguez (Alita: Battle Angel, Sin City) and written by Rodriguez and Max Borenstein (Godzi...
 

The American Film Market (AFM®) will kick off it Conferences with The Future of Film session Nov 8th

 
The American Film Market (AFM®) will kick off it Conferences with The Future of Film session featuring a conversation with BRON Studios on Friday, November 8.    BRON’s top executives Aaron L. Gilbert, Chairman & CEO, Ashley Levinson, Chief Strategy Officer, and Anjay Nagpal, Chief Content Officer will take the main stage at the Fairmont Hotel for a candid conversation on the future of film and the company’s current position on the changing industry landscape.&nbs...
 

"Laurent Garnier: Off The Record" Music Documentary - Anton to launch worlwide sales at the 2019 American Film Market (AFM)

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Anton announced that it is launching worldwide sales on the music documentary, LAURENT GARNIER: OFF THE RECORD to buyers at the upcoming 2019 American Film Market.     The documentary offers an unprecedented look into the life of one of the godfathers of house music, Laurent Garnier, from his emergence on the music scene in the 80's to the present day. Following Garnier behind the scenes of his 2018/2019 global tour, the film captures the euphoria of a DJ's life, th...
 
 

Joe Manganiello To Star In ‘Archenemy’ From Writer Director Adam Egypt Mortimer

 
 Joe Manganiello (Rampage, Magic Mike, “True Blood”) is set to star as dubious superhero Max Fist in the epic action-adventure Archenemy, written and directed by Adam Egypt Mortimer (Daniel Isn’t Real) from a story by Mortimer and Lucas Passmore and produced by SpectreVision (Mandy, Daniel Isn’t Real), for which Voltage Pictures will handle international sales, it was announced today by President and COO Jonathan Deckter.   SpectreVision’s Daniel Noah, L...
 
 

AFM: first look of Liam Neeson in The Minuteman

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‘THE MINUTEMAN’ STARRING LIAM NEESON VOLTAGE PICTURES HANDLING FOREIGN SALES AT AFM The action thriller THE MINUTEMAN is currently in post-production.  The film was shot on location in New Mexico and Ohio.   Cast: Liam Neeson Katheryn Winnick (Vikings) Juan Pablo Raba (Narcos)   Director: Robert Lorenz (Trouble With The Curve) 
 Writers: Chris Charles, Danny Kravitz   Producers: Warren Goz, Eric Gold,Tai Duncan and Mark Williams. Executive pr...
 
 

AFI FEST 2019 - Tribute to Martin Scorsese

 
The American Film Institute (AFI) today announced that AFI FEST 2019 presented by Audi will honor Martin Scorsese with a tribute on Friday, November 15 at the TCL Chinese Theatre.  The evening will celebrate theAFI Life Achievement Award recipient and Academy Award® winner's indelible impact on culture as one cinema's most acclaimed filmmakers. Following the a conversation with Scorsese, AFI FEST will present his most recent film, Netflix's THE IRISHMAN, an epic sa...
 

Frontières Finance & Packaging Forum 2020 calling for projects

 
Frontières is thrilled to announce that the 4th edition of its Finance & Packaging Forum will take place in Karlskrona, Sweden. The 2020 Forum is organized in collaboration with the Carl International Film Festival and Nordic Factory.   The Frontières Finance & Packaging Forum is an invitation-only event for 12 genre projects seeking to complete their financing and advance to the production stage. 25 industry...
 
 

Studio 100 Film and Kool ProduKtion Announce International Voice cast for “Ella Bella Bingo”

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Studio 100 Film and Kool Produktion today announced an impressive voice cast for the upcoming theatrical feature “Ella Bella Bingo”.  Leading the voice cast are Summer Fontana (“The Originals”, “Dark Phoenix”) as Ella Bella, Jack Fisher (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”, “Legends of Tomorrow”) as Henry, Benjamin Plessala (“Shameless”, “Big Little Lies”) as Johnny, as well as Tress MacNeille (“Tiny Toon...
 

atlas film international line up in AFM 2019

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® since 1967                                2 finished movies which should interest you will screen at AFM. The english spoken italian science-fiction movie "Creators: The Past" (Dolby Atmos) starring William Shatner, Gerard Depardieu and Bruce Payne  was selected at the Shanghai Filmfestival this year.  creening is taking place on Wednesday the 6th of N...
 

Red Sea Media Inc. line up for AFM 2019

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SCREENING            JUDY SMALL CAST: ALICIA SILVERSTONE, HALEY JOEL OSMENT, ROB CORDDRY GENRE: PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER           A couple seeks Judy Small, a marriage counselor, to sort out issues in their relationship, but Judy is not who she appears to be. ...
 
 

AFM Screenings, Programs & Events Update | Wednesday, November 6

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    Added Screenings Film: Time: Theatre: Company:   Safe Inside 1:00 pm Laemmle Monica Film Center 3 Phoenix Worldwide     Conferences & Programs Orientation Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm Location: Palisades Stage – Loews Hotel ...
 

Raven Banner has picked up worldwide sales rights to siege-horror film The Dead Ones

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Toronto-based Raven Banner has picked up worldwide sales rights to siege-horror film The Dead Ones and will launch sales at the AFM.   The film, written by Zach Chassler and directed by Jeremy Kasten, follows the story of four outcast teens being punished into ...
 

 

THE SPECIAL by DEATH HOUSE and CAMP DREAD Director comes to AFM!

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From B. Harrison Smith, director of the horror icon-studded DEATH HOUSE (2017) comes THE SPECIAL. Billed as “FATAL ATTRACTION meets THE BLOB,” Devilworks has just dropped a new trailer for the gross-out sexual nightmare that Dread Central says “takes you on a c...
 
 
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The full list of AFM 2019 speakers 

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The American Film Market (AFM®) announced today more confirmed speakers for this year’s Conferences and programming which runs alongside the AFM’s marketplace and industry screenings. Over six days, more than 150 thought leaders, decision-makers and experts will discuss topics and issues most relevant to global filmmakers across three dedicated stages. This year’s market takes place November 6 - 13 in Santa Monica and marks its 40th edition.   The AFM Conferences w...
 

 

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